Neil Young, internationally acclaimed musician, New York Times
-bestselling author, passionate car enthusiast and devoted environmental activist, launched his new Blue Rider Press book, Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life & Cars
, on Tuesday with an appearance on The Howard Stern Show
, which sparked a tremendous wave of online chatter and coverage, including Andy Greene’s “12 Things We Learned from Howard Stern’s Interview with Neil Young” on Rolling Stone.com.
Beginning at noon, Young made a rare bookstore appearance, signing copies of Special Deluxe
at Barnes & Noble on Fifth Ave. for scores of fans who lined up inside the packed store. Later in the day, Young was a guest on The Colbert Report,
talking and also performing one of his new songs, “Who’s Gonna Stand Up?,” with Stephen Colbert as “Neil Young and Crazy Host.” Upcoming media includes a Wall Street Journal
“Weekend Confidential” interview as well as reviews in the WSJ, New York Times
andSan Francisco Chronicle.
An exhibit of Young’s original watercolor vintage car paintings featured throughout Special Deluxe was installed this week at the James Goodman Gallery in New York City. Pictured at a Monday night reception at the Goodman: (left to right) Caroline Riordan, Director, Digital and Online Business Development, Penguin Random House; David Rosenthal, President & Publisher, Blue Rider Press; Linda Cowen, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Penguin Publishing Group; Neil Young; and Jacqueline Updike, President, Sales, Penguin Random House. CBS This Morning’s Charlie Rose and Ric Ocasek, founding member of The Cars and a Blue Rider Press author, were also among the guests. For insights into Young’s painting style and car illustrations, read the informative feature on Wired.com.
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